I will presenting The Zen Teacher workshop at the EdScape Education Conference* in New Jersey, next Saturday, October 17th, at 1:45.
From the official EdScape 15 schedule workshop description:
The Zen Teacher workshop shows teachers a 7-Step, Zen-inspired system they can implement immediately in order to experience a greater sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility both in and out of the classroom. This workshop is based on--and includes concepts, anecdotes, and activities--from my book entitled THE ZEN TEACHER: CREATING FOCUS, SIMPLICITY, AND TRANQUILITY IN THE CLASSROOM (DBC, Inc. 2015).
Attendees will take away ideas about:
1. How to be present in the current moment so that we're not obsessing about the past or worrying about the future.
2. How to thrive by harnessing the benefits of stillness, silence, and both personal and professional space.
3. How to use the concept of Intentional Self-Care to renew, rejuvenate, and restore energy, peace, and focus.
If you are planning to attend EdScape this year, I hope you’ll come up and say hi. I’d love to meet you and talk about how take make your teaching more focused, simple, and peaceful.
(Plus, I’ll be giving away a copy of The Zen Teacher book. . .but you didn’t hear that here. . .)
If you have any questions, please let me know.
And if you’d like a Zen Teacher workshop at your school or district, tell the people in charge of staff development to get in touch with me. I figure that teachers everywhere could use a little peace, focus, and self-care in their lives. :)
Hope to see you in New Jersey! TZT
*Hat tip to excellent teacher and Twitter rock star Pernille Ripp who will be giving the EdScape 15 keynote address and who encouraged me to submit the workshop proposal.